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Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China

A man has been mauled to death by a tiger after he entered its enclosure at a zoo in eastern China. The tiger was then shot dead by a special forces unit from the local police, in the Sunday incident

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China’s Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111

Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died aged 111. Mr Zhou and a Communist party committee spent three years developing the Pinyin system in

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Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could

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South China Sea: Tillerson says US should block China from new islands

The US should block access to islands built by China in contested waters of the South China Sea, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state says. The comments, which are likely to hike tensions with Beijing, were made by Rex

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China aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait amid tension

China’s only aircraft carrier has led several warships across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. The Liaoning was returning from drills in the South China Sea. It did not enter Taiwanese waters but did cross its air defence identification

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Prototypes of Razer triple screen gaming laptop stolen

Two prototype models of a highly-anticipated gaming laptop have been stolen at the 2017 CES tech show in Las Vegas. The concept devices from gaming company Razer boasts three 4K screens and is said to be the first portable laptop

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First Nokia Android phone spurns the West

The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China. The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com. The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed the handset’s “premium design” would

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23 injured in Sri Lanka in violence over port deal with China

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 8 : At least 23 people have been injured in clashes between protestors and government supporters at the launch of Southern Development Project, a special industrial zone in Hambantota which many see as federal government’s initiative

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After Trump’s tweet, China says its North Korea efforts ‘widely recognised’

Beijing [China], Jan. 5 : After U.S. President-elect Donald Trump accused Beijing for not helping with efforts to contain growing threats from North Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the country’s efforts and contributions for the same are internationally

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Former HK leader Donald Tsang on trial for corruption

The former leader of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, has gone on trial for corruption. Mr Tsang pleaded not guilty to three charges of bribery and misconduct, relating to a luxury flat in China. He is the highest-ranking retired official to

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China court jails 16 for black market kidney trading

Sixteen people in China have been jailed for up to five years each for involvement in illegal kidney transplants, state media report. A local court said the defendants – mainly health professionals – had used the internet to match buyers

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China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as “historic” and a “game-changer” for the future of elephants. The move follows a resolution at the Convention

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World’s oldest male panda Pan Pan dies aged 31

Pan Pan, the world’s oldest male panda has died in China aged 31, six months after being diagnosed with cancer. His more than 130 descendants account for a quarter of the world’s captive-bred panda population. Born in the wild in

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Sharif thanks China for Pak’s fourth nuclear power plant

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 29 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has thanked China for extending cooperation in nuclear field and said the two countries are also actively cooperating in many other areas including construction of roads, motorways, airports and upgradation

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China aims to become first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon!

Beijing: After numerous achievements acquired in the world of space this year, plans for year 2018 are already being made and preparing to be processed by 2017. One such country, that has its 2017-2018 goals in place is China. After

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